All posts by Elburn Herald

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    Cold weather, extended electric use increase utility bills

    ILLINOIS—January brings some of the coldest weather of the winter season. The last couple of months leading into spring can cause home utility and electric bills to skyrocket. Mr. Electric has reasons why home electrical bills increase...

    • Posted January 8, 2015
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  • Year 2014 fourth-coldest on record in Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN, ILL.—The statewide average temperature for 2014 was 49.4 degrees F, which is 2.9 degrees below average. The year was tied with 1912 and 1979 for fourth place, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel, Illinois State...

    • Posted January 8, 2015
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  • Stay safe during bitterly cold temperatures, dangerous snow conditions

    CHICAGO—Dangerously low temperatures and accumulating snow are in the forecast for much of the Midwest, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants individuals and families to be safe when faced with...

    • Posted January 8, 2015
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  • Photo: A happy, chilly reunion

    Alumni of the Kaneland Cross Country team for the fifth consecutive year braved the cold and met up on Dec. 30 for their annual Alumni 2 Run. The alumni met at Waubonsee Community College and ran 4...

    • Posted January 8, 2015
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    Sweet revenge

    Photo: Varsity Anu Kadanpelil lines up her approach as she prepares to bowl in game two. Photo by Mary Paulson Knight bowlers earn home win over Huntley, making up for earlier loss KANELAND—Much like 2014, losing to...

    • Posted January 8, 2015
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  • IHSA schools approve three amendments

    Proposed change to football rules fails BLOOMINGTON, ILL.—Illinois High School Association (IHSA) member schools approved three amendment proposals and rejected three others in the annual referendum that ended Dec. 30, 2014. The online ballots were tabulated and...

    • Posted January 8, 2015
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  • Jan. 8 sports recap

    Boys Sophomore Basketball @ Plano Christmas Classic Dec. 22 vs. Plano—A strong second quarter by tourney-host Plano doomed the Knights to a 46-42 loss in their opening game of the Plano Christmas Classic. The Knights led 17-14...

    • Posted January 8, 2015
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  • Editorial: Help from the community

    If you’re a frequent reader of the Elburn Herald, you’re no stranger to Elburn resident Meagan Seals, who was born in November 2009 with the rare conditions encephalocele microcephaly, anecephaly and lissencephaly (translation: she was born with...

    • Posted January 8, 2015
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  • Letter: Congratulations to elected Republicans

    Congratulations to Governor elect Bruce Rauner, Kane County Sheriff Don Kramer and all other Republican nominees in the 2014 General Election. Incumbents and the other nominees must always strive to serve their constituents. Republican candidates who were...

    • Posted January 8, 2015
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  • Illinois Law Now Q&A for January

    ILLINOIS—The following is an ongoing series of short answers to common legal questions distributed monthly by the Illinois State Bar Association and Illinois Press Association. Q: I got behind on my rent, and my landlord is threatening...

    • Posted January 6, 2015
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  • Waubonsee GED Enhanced program helps students shift perspective

    SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College was not David Kabanda’s first attempt at college in the U.S. But it was at Waubonsee, through the college’s GED Enhanced program, Kabanda finally gained the boost he needed to take the first...

    • Posted January 5, 2015
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  • Waubonsee nursing program graduates 15 students in December

    SUGAR GROVE—Fifteen more nursing candidates became eligible to join the ranks of health care professionals after graduating from Waubonsee Community College’s Nursing program during a pinning ceremony Dec. 18. The December pinning was one of four such...

    • Posted January 5, 2015
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  • Waubonsee students compete in student math league contest

    SUGAR GROVE—Eighty-eight students at Waubonsee Community College recently contributed their insights and reasoning to the college’s entry into the opening round of the Student Mathematics League Competition, boosting the college’s performance in the national competition. Jacqueline Mathieu...

    • Posted January 5, 2015
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  • Waubonsee seeks volunteers for 2015 income tax workshops

    AURORA—Waubonsee Community College this winter seeks volunteers willing to give some time and expertise to boost the local economy and help local working families get back the money to which they are entitled during the 2015 income...

    • Posted January 5, 2015
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  • Illinois Press Foundation journalism program grants

    ILLINOIS—The Illinois Press Foundation will again offer its Illinois High School Mini-Grants Program for public and private high schools with existing journalism programs. High school journalism teachers may apply for grants up to $1,500 for hardware and/or...

    • Posted January 4, 2015
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  • Self-defense class at Kaneland High School

    KANELAND—A self-defense class for females ages 12 and older will take place Saturdays, Jan. 10, Jan. 17 and Jan. 24, noon to 4 p.m. at Kaneland High School. The class will teach participants how to protect themselves,...

    • Posted January 3, 2015
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  • Elburn Scholarship Fund grants available

    KANELAND—The Elburn Scholarship Fund this year will again award grants for studies at the college level. All applications must be received no later than March 1. Eligibility for Elburn Scholarships is limited to Kaneland High School alumni...

    • Posted January 3, 2015
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  • Horse
    A horse of a different name

    by Violet Marquardt ELBURN—In the three years since it opened, Casey’s Safe Haven, a nonprofit horse rescue located in Elburn, has seen countless horses, each with a different story. As of late, it is one horse in...

    • Posted January 2, 2015
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  • Sugar Grove looks ahead to 2015

    by Violet Marquardt SUGAR GROVE—After a successful 2014, the village of Sugar Grove already has plans in motion to ensure an equally successful 2015. With the same, common goal as 2014—to bring more revenue to the village—Sugar...

    • Posted January 2, 2015
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    Adults vs. kids

    The annual fifth grade v. staff basketball game was held Dec. 19 at Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary School. School staff came out victorious with a final score of 35-32. Fifth-grader Sam Gagne (above) and P.E. teacher Molly...

    • Posted January 2, 2015
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